Nebraska Methodist College Accelerated Program - page 8

I am curious if anyone knows anything about the accelerated program at NMC. It is one of the only ones around that I can find who will accept you with an associates degree. How competitive is it to... Read More

  1. Visit  FutureCruzanRN profile page
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    Thank you all so much for the advice!
  2. Visit  HOPEFUL0827 profile page
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    I am considering applying to the accelerated program at Nebraska Methodist for entry in Jan of 2012 and I was wondering if anyone can tell me what the hours for class are really like? Also what is the maximum amount of federal student loans that can be borrowed - post bachelor's for one year? Does Methodist offer any scholarships? Would I be able to work between 16 - 20 hours a week?
  3. Visit  SaLuYa profile page
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    I've applied for January 2012 as well. I've just gotten word of my acceptance and I was wondering about these questions as well. It would be great if anyone had any insight.
  4. Visit  Cysclone profile page
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    I'd be happy to answer any questions as I am in the Ace Program right now and will finish in March. A couple things... We've lost around 7 or 8 people who didn't make the 75% test grade average for either nursing 100 or 220.. Half of the people we have lost were on scholarship ( I think they only gave 6). No matter how smart you are, it really doesn't matter unless you put in the time to really understand the information. If you are working you will lose some of this time.. Are there people who work in the program? Yea, a couple people that work as nurse secretary's or whatever and find time to pick up some hours here or there but they have really flexible schedules regarding work and understand the information from having a strong backround in healthcare. Some weeks I got about 5 hours of sleep most nights and definitely couldn't work just because of how the week was structured. Regarding financial aid..just call someone here. Most of us that borrowed for our first degrees are doing the same for the program. With the maximum amount of federal loans taken out, you will still have to borrow privately to pick up between 3-5 thousand per semester. As far as books go, I would probably purchase the care planning books, the main texts for each class, and share/split costs of other books or rent the books online. Carrying all your books in your car is a good idea as you never know when you will need to use one. Generally the hours for class range between a start time of 7 -8:30 am and end between 3:30 and 5. I would say the majority of people realistically spend between 60-70/80 hours of week in class or doing something regarding the program. It sounds crazy but you just get used to it after awhile.
  5. Visit  SaLuYa profile page
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    Thanks Cysclone. Your answers were all very helpful and insightful.

    I'm very excited about starting the ACE program come January. I have heard nothing but positive comments about the staff and the program itself. But as someone that has never been to Nebraska, I was wondering if you or anyone else could shed some light on how you like living in that area?
  6. Visit  Cysclone profile page
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    Well your asking a pretty open ended question, and i'm not sure where your from, but i'll try to give you some information. We have a few out of staters and most of them are living in the on campus apartments which are pretty basic but I like them. Most of the out of state people seem to like it alright here. I'm from here, but I have lived a few other places and still like the laid back pace here. The first 16 weeks are pretty busy and then the summer gets better so you will have some time to check out Omaha or whatever. Not much public transit if you don't have a car so I would live on campus. I don't really know what else to say, but the program is really busy and I don't really find too much for leisure time outside of school and other responsibilities I have. I will say I think the program is definitely preparing us to pass the Nclex and be good nurses.
  7. Visit  Pre-nurse121 profile page
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    Quote from Cysclone
    Well your asking a pretty open ended question, and i'm not sure where your from, but i'll try to give you some information. We have a few out of staters and most of them are living in the on campus apartments which are pretty basic but I like them . . . .
    So does that mean you live in the apartments on-campus?
    Last edit by Pre-nurse121 on Jun 23, '11
  8. Visit  Pre-nurse121 profile page
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    Quote from SaLuYa
    . . . I have heard nothing but positive comments about the staff and the program itself. But as someone that has never been to Nebraska, I was wondering if you or anyone else could shed some light on how you like living in that area?
    If you are looking for campus life, then you won't find much of it out here. Most people in NMC here come from Omaha, NE. In our cohort there were only 4 people who came from out-of-state. Three of the girls who came from out-of-state already have family in Omaha. The other girl came from California, who I haven't really talked to while being in the program.

    There is no campus life in the college. Most people here come from Omaha and have developed personal relationships while living here their whole lives. If you are looking for campus life here that allows you to interact with teachers and students while going to nursing school, I would recommend Creighton here or another program. The NMC here does not make it their priority to have a campus life.
    Last edit by Pre-nurse121 on Jun 23, '11
  9. Visit  Pre-nurse121 profile page
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    Most teachers here tend to favor students who are married, initially Certified Nursing Assistants, new mothers and have done their other programs in the college such as Sonography or Medical Assisting. You'll most likely receive better information on testing material from teachers outside of what is given on classes and study guides in comparison to students who don't tend to fit the bill of who teachers favor.
    Last edit by Pre-nurse121 on Jun 23, '11
  10. Visit  anurseatlast profile page
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    Quote from Pre-nurse121
    If you are looking for campus life, then you won't find much of it out here. Most people in NMC here come from Omaha, NE. In our cohort there were only 4 people who came from out-of-state. Three of the girls who came from out-of-state already have family in Omaha. The other girl came from California, who I haven't really talked to while being in the program.

    There is no campus life in the college. Most people here come from Omaha and have developed personal relationships while living here their whole lives. If you are looking for campus life here that allows you to interact with teachers and students while going to nursing school, I would recommend Creighton here or another program. The NMC here does not make it their priority to have a campus life.

    I would agree that NMC does not have a lot of campus life stuff but that does not mean you cannot make friends on campus. i think if you live on campus or spend time there studying, you can make friends that way. The truth is that you would not have a lot of time for a sorority or many other "campus life" activities. That does not, however, mean you have to be isolated. There are some student organizations that you can decide to join. You can choose to reach out and make friends especially among your class mates. Also, Omaha has a lot to offer and I am sure you could find opportunities to make friends through pursuing some of your interests as your school commitment allows. In general, I think Omahans tend to be friendly which will help. Omaha is a nice city with a lot of choices to fill your free time. I hope you enjoy your time here and I think NMC is a great choice for an accelerated program.
  11. Visit  Pre-nurse121 profile page
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    Quote from anurseatlast
    I would agree that NMC does not have a lot of campus life stuff . . .
    I'm glad that was brought up as a point about the campus's culture.

    Looking at the data from websites, such as princetonreview.com and usnews.com there are no sororities or student organizations to be involved with while attending NMC.

    Most students rarely form friendships in the campus because most of them have relationships built while living here in Omaha. Students who come from out-of-state spend more time in Omaha building up relationships before attending NMC by pursuing a certification or degree within the school. As mentioned the four girls who came from out-of-state already know people in Omaha here. One girl from Minnesota has relatives here in Omaha who she stays with while attending school. One girl from Florida spends more time with her pop while attending NMC here. Another girl from California initially grew up in here Omaha came back for school here in NMC. She has relatives who she visits out here.

    Quote from anurseatlast
    . . . The truth is that you would not have a lot of time for a sorority or many other "campus life" activities . . .
    Campus activites do include sororities, student activites and student organizations. Unfortunately there aren't many student organizations to become active with while attending NMC. If you are looking to become involved with student associations involving student government, acute care student associations, student male associations or urban outreach associations, then this campus will not have them. Even if NMC chose to put in the time to create more student organizations and campus activities, most students would not have the time to become involved with them because most of their lives either revolve around their time attending classes, or keeping up with relationships in Omaha. Students who have to go to student activites or student organizations for service learning hours are not happy to be around either the faculty or other students during those events.

    Quote from anurseatlast
    . . . i think if you live on campus or spend time there studying, you can make friends that way . . .
    Most people who come from out-of-state living in the dorms already have relatives in Omaha here. Students who live in the dorms have either pulled out private loans, or have the money to pay for the apartments. They also have family here in Omaha. It is also very hard for out-of-state students to divide up their time between current relationships with people, classes and clinical. Most people who live here on the campus rarely go out of their way to offer rides to one another.

    Quote from anurseatlast
    . . . Omaha has a lot to offer and I am sure you could find opportunities to make friends through pursuing some of your interests as your school commitment allows . . .
    The program is not hard to get in at all. When it comes to nursing school it is good to think about what you want from the experience. If you are looking for an active city life like Chicago, IL or New York, New York then you may not find Omaha, NE a great place to be while attending nursing school. If you are looking for student organizations that allow you to apply what you learn in nursing school, then you may not find those opportunities here in NMC.

    Omahans are not the only nice people from Nebraska. People here from the Midwest are courteous. If you do enjoy the city of Omaha coming from out-of-state, then you may enjoy attending schools where there are more people from out-of-state.
  12. Visit  jckenyon profile page
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    i just got accepted into the spring 2012 accelerated bsn program. is there anything anyone can tell me about it?? what did you like about the program and what did you not like?

    also, would you suggest living on campus or off?
  13. Visit  meow7 profile page
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    well everyone on here must be glorifying their true feelings about this program because I wish someone would have told me how it really was before I started because I would have not gone there had I known it was this bad. Be prepared to teach yourself everything you need to know becasue none of the professors know how to teach. Sorry to burst your bubble but if your from this area, I would honestly look elsewhere like the Med Center or Creighton. If you start the ACE program be prepared to put up with the most crap you have ever seen. There are too many instructors teaching each class and no one can seem to get on the same page and keep a story straight. They accept too many students and the class is way too large to be affective. Hope you take this into consideration and take your money elsewhere.


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